On Monday 7 December the Year 8 boys went to the city to do an “Amazing Race”. In teams, we were sent instructions to go to a particular destination. We could either walk or take a tram. At the destination we had to answer a question, take a group selfie, a picture of the destination and text it back to the teacher. Instructions were then received for the next destination in our race around the city. My team found out it was better to answer the questions correctly than to do it quickly and risk messing up the answers and missing out on important points.
We took the train in and out of the city, which was good as it gave people the experience of being on a train and using public transport. It was hard to find seats as the Southwood boys took up the whole carriage! After arriving at Flinders Street station our race promptly started with the teachers telling us what to do on the first checkpoint and then we were on our own for the rest of the race!
Some of the places we went to were the City Square, Royal Arcade, Flinders Street Station and Tiffany & Co. We also made a gold coin donation to the Make-A-Wish Australia charity at the Gingerbread Village made by Epicure. In that village there is 500 kilograms of gingerbread and 360 kilograms of royal icing!
After the race finished we had lunch in the Melbourne Central food court and then we made our way back to school.
I think everyone thought the day was good as we went to places that most of us had never been before, and would probably would not have visited them otherwise.
by Mitchell Wooller, Year 8